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Tuesday 23 July 2019
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* Mysterious meteorite to fall into Sri Lankan seas  on 13th November-Warns NASA * Drugs could be eradicated in 6 month if all 450,000  soldiers are used together –  Nilanka Samarasinghe,...

TPPs decide to go into fast unto death again

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The Tamil Political Prisoners (TPPs) have said that they are not going to accept the decision taken by the Government regarding their release. A situation has arisen where the Government will not be...

Indian authorities question two Sri Lankan fishermen

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Two Sri Lankan fishermen who were arrested recently after they strayed into Indian waters near Vedaranyam were interrogated by a team of top officials at the Nagapattinam Collectorate on Tuesday. The...

Continuing rains inundates roads in the East, several areas and roads submerged in Flood waters

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The heavy rains lashing East for the last three days had inundated and submerged several roads and areas. Transport had been badly affected. The road connecting Kalmunai and Navithanvelly is...

Heavy rains in Jaffna

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Several areas in Jaffna had experienced heavy rains yesterday and the high rainfall in Vadamaradchchi had affected the routine lives of the people. As several roads and places were inundated by flood...

General Amnesty is a must to TPPs : Sampanthan

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The Leader of the Opposition, Era. Sampanthan said yesterday what is needed for the Tamil Political Prisoners(TPPs) is General Amnesty. He also said that it had been decided in the meeting headed...

Sizzling item number in Bettanagere

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The upcoming Sandalwood film Bettanagere, a crime-thriller based on a real-life incident, will have a sizzling item number in it, and the makers have roped in Ramanithu Chaudhry for it.        ...

SUV runs from law enforcement, crashes into vehicle containing 2 children

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An SUV slammed into another SUV at the intersection of North Graham Street and Grey Road. Two small children were inside one of the vehicles, but neither were injured. Witnesses said the driver of...

Yuvan Shankar Raja goes international

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After AR Rahman, it is Yuvan Shankar Raja’s turn to go international now. The young musician is busy composing music for an animation film titled Woolfell. The film, directed by Prabhakaran...

Sowkarpettai will have a climax with 50 ghosts

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Horror films have been a trend in Kollywood for quite some time now, with many films from this genre hitting the screens lately. But Vadivudaiyan, who’s making Sowkarpettai, says his film will...

GTF President Fr.Emmanuel invited to Sri Lanka by Maithri and Mangala

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The President of Global Tamil Forum Rev.Fr. Emmanuel had been invited to Sri Lanka, by President and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. This invitation had been intimated to Fr.Emmanuel through...

India, Sri Lanka begin naval exercise

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India and Sri Lanka today began their bilateral naval exercise off Lanka’s Trincomalee focusing on anti-piracy exercises, gun firings, cross-deck helicopter operations and anti-surface...

Sri Lanka navy arrests 34 Indian fishermen

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 The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 34 Indian fishermen and seized seven boats near Katchatheevu island in the Palk Strait, off the coast of Tamil Nadu. The latest arrests come three days after the Tamil...

US Ambassador Catherine Russell travels to Sri Lanka

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Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US State Department, Catherine Russell is on travel to Sri Lanka October 28 – 29. “While in Sri Lanka, Ambassador Russell will meet with...

Sri Lanka introduces electronic Identity Cards in 2016

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Sri Lankan government today announced that it is introducing electronic national identity cards to all before end of 2016. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said issuance of new identity card...

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Attempt to pardon Tigers and change history: Champika Ranawakka. Language problem is the cause for war: Mano Ganeshan. Negligence of officials the reason for loss of 98 Navy men in Thigampathanai...

Batticaloa Youths win Gold and Jaffna, Silver in Basket Ball in National Youths Sports Festival

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Batticaloa youth team won the Gold in the Basketball competition of the National Youths Sports Festival held at St. Anne’s Basket ball court on day before yesterday. Jaffna youth team went down...

Investigations on extra-judicial Killings like White flag, Balachandran and Isaipriya: says Maxwell Paranagama.

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The Commissioner of the President’s Commission on missing persons, Maxwell Paranagama  had said that high level group consisting of retired police Officers are investigating incidents of extra...

Re-settlement in Madathuvalavu in Karainagar in 2 weeks, assures Minister of Re-settlement

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The Minister of Re-settlement, D.M. Swaminathan  assured to people at Karainagar that action will be taken to re-settle in the areas under the control of the Navy within two weeks. People requested...

Tourism sector of the North to be developed

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Action had been taken to develop the Tourism sector in identified areas under the Local Government bodies of the North. This will be undertaken through the UNDP, and initially areas in Jaffna,...

Construction of International standard ground in Kilinochchi completed: District Secretary

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The construction work on the first ever International standard play ground had been completed said the District Secretary, S.Arumainayagam. A request was placed earlier that a play ground with more...

Two youth drown in Nagarkovil sea

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Tharmakulasingam Dinalan (21years) and Antony Ajith (23), both of Mirusuvil were drowned in Nagarkovil sea while bathing there. These two youth who went to bathe in the sea had got drowned in the sea...

NPC asks for allocation of 7.978 Billion in Budget for 2016

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The NPC had asked to be allocated with 7.978 million for its expenditures in 2016. It is customary that the Provincial Councils submit their need prior to Budget proposals. 1,172 million for Ministry...

Jaffna’s New Bishop insists to find the solution to the problems Tamil People immediately

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It is necessary that, action should be taken to solve the problems without dragging time, regarding the Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Housing scheme, and development of livelihood development of the...

TPPs thank all who stood by them in their struggle

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The TPPs had issued a statement thanking all who had fought for them. They have said : We thank the following who had stood by us during our Fast unto death struggle, without any race, caste,...

Malacca Governor hosts lunch for Rajinikanth

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Rajinikanth left for Malaysia yesterday to shoot for his next film ‘Kabali’ which is being directed by Ranjith of Madras fame. Social media has been buzzing with pics of Rajinikanth in...

Government has an obligation to safeguard the dignity and the pride of the tri-forces: President

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“When facing allegations of war crimes, the government will take it as an obligation to safeguard the dignity and the pride of the tri-forces.” President Maithripala Sirisena said. He said this...

A section of Tamil prisoners to be released on bail

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Tamil Political Prisoners(TPPs)  cannot be granted General Amnesty , but they will be released on bail. A decision to this effect had been taken in a meeting held yesterday presided by Ranil...

Facial Treatments According to Skin Types

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Normal to Dry Skin Classic Facials The standard facial covers all the elements of proper skin care: cleansing, toning and moisturizing the skin. Plant Stem Cell Facials A plant stem cell facial is...

Misquoted on stiff penalty: Lanka Minister’s advisor

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The Sri Lankan Minister of Fisheries, Mahinda Amaraweera, never threatened to impose fines on Indian fishermen who poach in Sri Lankan waters, the Minister’s Advisor, Claude Fernando, has said....

U.S. warship sails close to Chinese artificial island in South China Sea

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The United States sent a warship very close to one of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, a potential challenge to Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested...

The 10 Best Herbs for Lung Cleansing

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1. Oregano Oregano is a popular herb used for cooking. It belongs to the mint family and has this minty flavor and aroma that goes well with certain foods. 2. Mullein The flowering plant has long...

China-Sri Lanka Cooperation Studies Center inaugurated

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A long felt need to promote and nurture Sino-Lanka relations was realized recently with the inauguration of China-Sri Lanka Cooperation Studies Centre (CSLCSC) at the headquarters of the Pathfinder...

Semi permanent houses to 47 families in Veemankamam South

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47 resettled families in Veeman Kamam South have been gifted with semi permanent houses at a simple ceremony held on October 23. The houses were constructed by the JESSICA with UNHCR assistance....

Sushma promises speedy solution to fishermen issue

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India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised that a speedy solution to the problems of the Tamil Nadu fishermen. She made the promise when a group of 49 AIDMK Legislators of Tamil Nadu...

17 new MPs take flight to China

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Newly elected seventeen parliamentarians have left on an official tour to China. They left the island following an invitation by the Government of China. Jaffna Parliamentarian Angajan Ramanathan and...

Senthil assumes duties as Provincial Minister

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Senthil Thondaman assumed duties yesterday as Uva Provincial Minister of Estate Infra Structure, Housing at the provincial ministry office in Gunawardena Mawatha in Badulla. Ceylon Wokers’...

Students must gain proficiency in national languages : Mano

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Minister of Dialogue Mano Ganesan has stressed the importance of students gaining proficiency in the national languages. Tamil students must learn Sinhala and Sinhala students must learn Tamil. That...

Vidya rape, murder case; suspects further remanded

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The suspects in the Vidya rape and murder case were yesterday ordered to be remanded till November 9. The order was made by Kayts Magistrate Lenin Kumar.

TULF has not taken decision on Karuna’s request : Anandasangary

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Tamil United Liberation Front Leader V.Anandasangary has stated that while Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman has claimed that he has quieted the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and expressed...

TNA, JVP Govt’s allies : Udayagamanpilla

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UPFA Parliamentarian Udayagamanpilla has charged that both Tamil National Alliance and Janata Vimukthy Peramuna are allies of the government. Speaking to the media he stated that these two...

TNA constituent parties to forward proposals independently to APC

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Tamil National Alliance constituent parties are to forward proposals to the All Party Conference independently. The decision was taken at the meeting of Tamil National Alliance Coordinating Committee...

Fishermen issue: Sri Lanka responds positively to India’s request

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The Indian Government has requested the Fisheries Ministry to release 86 Indian fishermen in view of the Deepavali festival which falls on November 10th. However the Hindu newspaper quoted Tamil Nadu...

Release of Fishermen; AIADMK meets Sushma

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Around 49 AIADMK Legislators met India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and urged her to ensure the release of Tamil Nadu fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan jails. They also prevailed upon her to...

Indian Coast Guard arrests 29 Sri Lankans

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Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari apprehended two Sri Lankan trawlers namely Holy Cross III and VI along with 29 Sri Lankan nationals in Lakshadweep waters for poaching of endangered marine...

Earthquake measuring 7.5 rocks north India

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A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale today jolted north India, with panic-stricken people rushing out of houses and buildings that shook during the temblor lasting almost a minute....

Names of 48 including Mahindha, Gota removed from UN report by Government : Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

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Speaking in an event held at Kalutara, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the government was able to remove the names of 48 persons including Mahindha and Gota, because of the government winning...

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 I am ready to testify in Sri Lankan Courts – Kelum McRay  India offers to supply a Dejas supersonic for Sri Lanka Airforce.  No intellectuals in parliament – JVP  False accusations...

Young generation forgets the motherland after going abroad, points out the CM,NPC

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The young generation who complete their study here forgets the motherland. After going there they shout   “split and give Eelam” ” Look at the fate of the Tamil People” but...

No illegal settlement in Mullaitheevu :Kuthiyakumbam Mosque and religious dignitaries

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It is a false information that illegal settlements are occurring in Mulaitheevu. These lands are Governments lands which are given by Government. During 1965, the then GA, Singaravel gave these lands...